Betsy Trumpener

Reporter-Editor, CBC News

Betsy Trumpener has won numerous journalism awards, including a national network award for radio documentary and the Adrienne Clarkson Diversity Award. Based in Prince George, B.C., Betsy has reported on everything from hip hop in Tanzania to B.C.'s energy industry and the Paralympics.

Latest from Betsy Trumpener

Prince George RCMP call for 'extra vigilance' after 2 sexual assaults by strangers in one month

Prince George RCMP are urging people to be "extra vigilant" after two women in the city were sexually assaulted by strangers in a one month period.

Fracking promises prosperity — but what if it's happening in your front yard?

While the natural gas industry is key to the B.C.'s government's economic plans and job forecasts, people who have seen fracking sites set up near their homes feel they are being made to pay the price for energy development.

Man pleads not guilty to attempted murder of police officer after alleged 'attack' on RCMP detachment

A man charged with the attempted murder of an RCMP officer in northern B.C. last year has pleaded not guilty.

Prince George one step closer to landing what could be world's first cannabis store in an airport terminal

The Prince George airport may soon be home to what's believed to be the world's first cannabis store inside an airport terminal.

CN won't pursue contempt charges over Gitxsan rail blockade in northern B.C.

Canadian National Railway says it will not be pursuing contempt charges against a dozen people, including three hereditary chiefs who were arrested for blocking a major rail line in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en opponents of the Coastal GasLink pipeline in northwestern B.C. in February 2020.

Semi-trailer crash narrowly misses 2 pedestrians in Quesnel

A semi-trailer carrying fuel narrowly missed hitting two pedestrians as it crashed into support posts for a downtown Quesnel store on New Year's day.

Health authority bus hit by semi-trailer on northwest B.C. highway

Northern Health says a passenger bus carrying patients to medical appointments was struck Monday by a semi-trailer. A dozen passengers, the bus driver, and the driver of the truck all escaped injury.

2 B.C. schools close temporarily due to staff absences

A secondary school in northwestern B.C., and an independent school in Surrey are the first in the province to close due to staff shortages since the Omicron wave began.

Employee injured by jaguar at Greater Vancouver Zoo

An employee was injured by a jaguar at the Greater Vancouver Zoo last month, according to WorkSafeBC, which said the incident had the potential for "serious injury."

Nearly half of Prince Rupert's firefighters in isolation due to COVID-19, city says

More than half the firefighters at the Prince Rupert Fire Rescue Department were off work due to COVID-19 on Wednesday, though staff levels have since rebounded.